research spending NYC to Fund Coronavirus Surveillance Sequencing as Congress Proposes $2B for Nationwide Program Companion bills to be introduced in the House and Senate on Thursday would task the CDC with identifying and tracking emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. Spanish Government Allocates €25M for Precision and Genomic Medicine, Data Science Premium The project will result in the creation of a national cohort for research, as well as an integrated clinical and genomic data infrastructure at the national level. Lexogen Nabs Austrian Funding for RNA-Seq Coronavirus Test Lexogen did not disclose the funding amount, but said it was one of €16 million ($17.4 million) in awards from the Austria Research Promotion Agency. UK Government Invests $28M in FIND to Support SARS-CoV-2 Test Development FIND will use the funding to support the development of rapid tests, especially in low- and middle-income countries. UK Biobank to Make Whole-Genome Sequencing Data on 500K-Sample Repository Publicly Available Premium The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month. Dec 21, 2018 Estonia to Invest €2.3M to Genotype 50K More People in 2019 Nov 29, 2018 Danish Personalized Medicine Initiative Supported by New National Genome Center Premium Dec 21, 2017 Estonia Invests €5M to Genotype 100K People in 2018 as Part of Personalized Medicine Project Oct 19, 2017 At ASHG, Bill Gates and Francis Collins Discuss Global Health and Genetics in the Computational Age Jul 31, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Foundation Commits $5M to Precision Medicine Oct 14, 2016 As Research Budgets Contract, NIH Seeks Metrics to Assess the Value of Biomedical Data Repositories Premium Jul 30, 2012 Funding Optimism Grows Among Genomics Researchers, Mizuho Survey Finds Jul 11, 2012 Despite Better Q2 Trends, Tight-fisted Spending Expected for Remainder of 2012, Goldman Sachs Survey Says Apr 24, 2012 Survey Finds Mixed Funding Outlook Among Genomics Researchers Jan 18, 2012 Funding Worries Ease Somewhat Among Genomics Researchers, Survey Finds Breaking News GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.